Prescription of glasses

In cases of refractive error, the ophthalmologist usually prescribes a pair of glasses. This usually occurs if the eye’s axial length is not exactly proportional to its refractive power. Undiagnosed refractive error may cause discomfort such as headache, tearing and fatigue.

A thorough examination of visual loss and accurate correction of refractive error by an ophthalmologist is important, particularly in order to diagnose and if necessary treat any disease and prevent serious injury.